Looking for the ideal golf holiday destination? You should not choose a destination simply because it has the best golf courses. You have to look at other factors such as availability of accommodation, the climate, local attractions as well as the surrounding landscape.
The following are some of the top travel destinations for golfers…
1. The Algarve, Portugal
This is considered as one the leading travel destinations for golfers in Europe. With amazing golf resorts, golf courses of world class status, an attractive climate and bustling local towns, the Algarve has increasingly become appealing to golfers from all parts of the world.
Vilamoura is the most attractive spot in the area. It is a harbor town that has undergone transition into a huge golf complex. Most of golf courses that are sought after in Portugal are in Vilamoura. This town neighbors other famous spots such as San Lorenzo, Quinta Do Lago and Vale Do Lobo.
Other golfing spots in the Algarve include Penina and Monte Bei.
2. Costa del Sol , Spain
Costa del Sol is today among the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. It has a rolling landscape, towering mountains and attractive coastlines that create an incredible landscape for golfing where some of the best golf courses in Spain have been created.
The neighboring Malaga province is also an attractive golfing spot.
If you are looking to go on a golf vacation in Costa del Sol, there is a wide range of golf courses to choose from including Calanova, Marbella Golf & Country Club and Clara. There are world class resorts such as Atalaya Park and La cala where you can stay during your holiday.
3. Northern France
Northern France is a popular destination for golfers because of its world class golf courses such as Saint Omar, Hardelot and Le Touquet that are considered to be among the finest golf courses in France .The coastline in the north is renowned for its attractive beaches as well as bustling nightlife which makes it appealing to golfers going for holiday as a group .
The Eurotunnel also makes Northern France ideal for golf holidays since it cuts the cost of travels and allow golfers to park all the items they would require during the holiday .This is not possible when you are flying to the travel destination you have chosen.
4. South Africa
South Africa has for many years been a famous tourist destination because of its world class accommodation, amazing landscape as well as the ‘Big Five’. Over the recent past, it has become one of the best golf destinations in the world thanks to the creation of world class golf courses in its landscape that stretches across the country.
Golfing destinations in South Africa include the Sun City and Fan court.
5. St. Andrews & Fife, Scotland
This is the top golf destination across the world .Regarded as the spiritual home of the golf; St. Andrews has many famous golf courses such as St Andrews old courses and the R& A. Both St. Andrews and the surrounding kingdom of Fife are today home to world class hotels and resorts such as Fairmount St. Andrews and Old Course Hotel.
6. Arizona, USA
Arizona is today a unique golf destination because of the attractive desert and towering mountains that appeal to golf courses designers. If you are looking to go on a golf holiday in Arizona, you have a wide variety of golfing spots to choose from including Scottsdale, the Boulders resort and the Dove Mountain.